Sunday, March 11, 2012

When will Excedrin be back on store shelves? (a brief yet informative interview with Headache Puppy)

Headache Puppy has not had his Excedrin for a very long time

Jimmy Fungus:  Headache Puppy, thank you for taking time to do this interview.  I know you have a migraine, and are in a great deal of pain right now.

Headache Puppy:  Yes, I do have a terrible headache, but I felt this interview was very important...and I wanted to help my fellow migraine sufferers. 

Jimmy Fungus:  As you know, Excedrin, NoDoz, Bufferin, Gas-X and other pain relievers were voluntarily recalled in January because of a problem at the manufacturing plant.  I have read many contradictory reports on what happened and when these products will be back on the market....ranging from "many people have died" because of a mix-up at the plant and the FDA shut them down, to Excedrin has gone out of business and Excedrin will never be available again.  What can you tell us about this, Headache Puppy?

Headache Puppy:  Jimmy, THESE ARE ALL LIES...YES THEY ARE TERRIBLE, FILTHY LIES!!  It is true Excedrin is not available right now, but it was just a precautionary measure by Novartis Consumer Health Inc. as a reaction to some complaints which were a result of a packaging problem at the plant.  No one died.  The best place to find accurate up to date information on this mess is from Excedrin's Twitter page Excedrin® (excedrin) on Twitter  The company is not out of business...  As recently as early March they assured their customers: "We are working to resume production and return products to stores as soon as possible."

Jimmy Fungus:  Headache Puppy, one Excedrin product I have grown to depend on is Excedrin Migraine in tablet form.  Are there any alternatives I can use until this product is back on the market?

Headache Puppy: Jimmy, there are generic versions of Excedrin Migraine available.  The main ingredients are Acetaminophen 250 mg , Aspirin 250 mg , and Caffeine 65 mg.  Though these generic migraine formulas do not work for me, probably because I am a dog, you are human so you might want to give them a try.

Jimmy Fungus:  Thank you very much for your time, Headache Puppy.  Get some rest, and try to take care of that headache.

Headache Puppy:  You're welcome, James.  I sure will.

disclaimer:  This post is not meant to be taken 100% seriously.  It is probably not a good idea to give human headache medicine to dogs.

what Excedrin Migraine tablets look like according to Wikipedia


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